mineralogical spreadsheet download page

Below you can download our mineralogical spreadsheets. These can be used to recalculate mineral stoichiometry based on electron microprobe analysis. All you have to do is enter your major element analysis into the first column and let the spreadsheet do all the hard work for you. There is an individual spreadsheet for each of the major mineral species (e.g. feldspar, olivine, pyroxene), and many species will have multiple spreadsheets, some of which will include slots for unusual elements (e.g. Zr in pyroxene). Many of the spreadsheets will also calculate the most common species end-member percentages (e.g. An, Ab and Or in feldspars).

We also have a number of other spreadsheets available that can be used to calculate a whole range of useful geochemical and geological parameters, such as the density of a magma from it's whole-rock major element composition, or bulk trace element KD values of a specimen given the it's mineralogical make-up.

All the spreadsheets are free to download and distribute. All we ask is that you acknowledge our hard work in any thesis or publication that you use the spreadsheets for. To download the spreadsheets, simply click on the file icon below and the sheet should automatically open in your favourite spreadsheet application. Alternatively right-click the icon and select the most appropriate menu option for your operating system and browser.
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ALKFELDCALC
For alkali feldspars. Includes BaO.
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PLAGCALC
For plagioclase feldspars.
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OLICALC
For olivine. Calculates Fo, Fa and Tp end members, along with the FeO/MgO ratio of the liquid in equilibrium with an olivine of that composition.
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MICACALC
For micas. Includes Cl and F.
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GNTCALC
For garnets. Calculates Py, Alm, Gro, and Sp endmembers.
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PYXCALC
For pyroxenes. Calculates FeO and Fe2O3 from FeOt.
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APATCALC
For apatite. Includes Cl, F and LREE.
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CORDCALC
For cordierite.
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SPINCALC
For spinels. Calculates FeO and Fe2O3 from FeOt
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RUTCALC
For rutile. Includes Nb2O5
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EPIDOTECALC
For epidote.
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ILMNCALC
For ilmenite. Includes Nb2O5 and calculates FeO and Fe2O3 from FeOt
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AMPH13
For amphibole assuming 13 cations excluding Ca,Na & K. Suitable for many calcic amphiboles.
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AMPH15
For amphibole assuming 15 cations excluding Na & K. Suitable for Fe-Mg amphiboles & coexisting calcic amphiboles
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AMPH16
For amphibole assuming 16 cations assuming no A - site vacancies. Suitable only for amphiboles with full A - sites
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AMPHNAMES
For calculating the name of amphibole according to the classification of Leake et al.
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BULK-KD-CALCULATOR
For calculating trace element bulk KD values given the mineral make-up of a sample.
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MAGMA-DENSITY
For calculating the density of a magma from it's major element composition.
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